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THE FRANCES SHIMKR ACADEMY IN MARCH, JUNE, OCTOBER, AND JANUARY
Volume i Mount Carroll, Illinois, March, 1909 Number
SMtorial lBnarb fnr 1903-13X11
Jeanne Margaret Boyd, '09, Editor-in-Chief
Harriet Janette Melrose, '09 Winifred Velura Seegar, 'n
Julia Cecil Sword, 'io Suzanne Genevieve Goodman,' '12
Subscription rates 50 cents a year; single copies 15 cents.
Address all communications to the Frances Shinier Quarterly.
The new Quarterly is the response of the Trustees to a per-
sistent request from pupils old and new. It is issued in the interests
of the Academy, and the hopes of the Trustees will be realized if
it is the means of extending the influence and usefulness of the
©«r 3ffi%#txtlj $ t ar
In efficiency and attendance and income this is certainly the
best year ever known by the Academy. This is due to several
factors. Widespread interest in the institution was aroused by the
completion of the fund of $45,000 for reconstruction a year ago,
to which Andrew Carnegie contributed $10,000. This fund meant
the addition of the splendid administration building and the re-
moval of the obligations incurred at various times in erecting other
buildings, making all new.
A factor of great importance, too, has been the co-operation of
many old students and friends, not alone in money, but in directing
students to the Academy.
The third factor is the Faculty. These are the Instructors, in
addition to Dean W. P. McKee: Elsie G. Hobson, A.M., Lady
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Principal, Latin; Elsie Morrison, S.B., Science and Mathematics;
Cora C. Tardy, A.B., Expression; Alice N. Simpson, A.B., Ger-
man and French ; Harriet Lee, A. B., English ; Bertha R. Bowman,
Domestic Science; Delana Bailey, Stenography; Martha Green and
Martha Powell, Assistants. All these are in the Scholastic Depart-
In Music, Emil Liebling, Chicago, is Visiting Director; Dora
G. Knight has Piano, History of Music, and Counterpoint;
Lyravine Votaw, Vocal and Harmony; Isabel Sleight, Violin and
Piano ; and in Art, Grace M. Bawden is Instructor.
These teachers make the Academy what it is. as an institution
of higher education, and it is to them the Trustees are indebted
for a large, very large, measure of its best endeavor and highest
The Academy is in trouble because of its prosperity. It cannot
grow more in house pupils without a new dormitory. It needs
$20,000 for this purpose. One offer of $5,000 has been made con-
tingent on securing the rest. The Trustees do not know what to
do They do not see their way to solicit die same friends who
gave $45,000 a year ago. Yet progress in numbers is stopped until
the dormitory is secured. .
Meantime it is definitely determined that a new academic cour>
will be established called "The General Course" from which a girl
™\^teT^» to the regular College Pre^ory
Couleal now given, in which four years of L*. 1 «« *jd-
of yore. These academic courses will be enriched by*c
of a half-year in Botany and a full year oi B^le-Study.
It has also been definitely determined that more ^umor J* W
work shall be given next year-the «£•«?£ ^M #*
a full two years of college work will be offered and
so far as a demand for it appears. xv
This will be good news to many people »« ^^ dsewhere
like to send their girls from home, and .0 «V«« d h
who like the home care of the Academy and «.u«
to have more of it. , ^fog )
Not all the work outlined below Will d« give
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but plans have already been determined on by which eight courses
aggregating two years of college work will be given, and more if
demand appears. This outline is official, but is subject to change
Correspondence is invited. If a new dormitory i s not secured
judging by the demand in the past year, rooms will be at a premium
in the Summer, for next year.
Jlmtuir (HoIUqs Qlmtra*
(Provisional Scheme, March i, ipop)
_ . , T- 1- 1 PERIODS FER WEEK
Required: English 4
Elective: Latin 4
Mathematics (Solid Geometry, Trigonome-
try, College Algebra) or Physiography 4
History and Sociology or Political Science 4
Music (Piano, Voice, or Violin) ... 2
Harmony and Counterpoint .... 4
Elective : Science — Physics, or Chemistry ... 4
History and Political Economy ... 4
History of Music and History of Art . 4
Students will carry four studies. No student may graduate
from the Junior College with less than an average of 14 recita-
tions per week in each of the two years of the course, nor take
more than 16 recitations a week in any one year. A diploma will
be given at the end of the course.
Students wishing to receive college credit in Music must possess
as a prerequisite the equivalent of Grades I and II in Catalogue,
Pp. 25, 26, and 28. The college music requires not less than one
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hour a week of instruction with the head of the Music Depart-
ment, and not less than an hour and a half a day practice. Credit
will not be given in Practical Music without a year in Harmony.
For extra charges in Practice and Theory see Catalogue.
History, Latin, English, Greek.
Are studies which we all do seek.
We wish to know the time and place
Of each new progress of a race :
We wish to speak the language old
Of Homer and Achilles bold :
Of Caesar, Vergil, Horace, too;
We learn them as if they were new :
And Mathematics hard and great
We try to shove into our pate.
But oh! with English we just stop
And let our heart go flippy flop
While wond 'ring what we're coming to
Abhorred exams in two weeks due.
Julia Sword, 'io
3«at 13c fore an Examination
I came and stood alone with beating heart.
For with my blessed knowledge I must part:
On paper now must be all things I knew
And also many tilings I didn't, too.
T HE FRANCES SIHM nTg^
She was a tender, frail little thing, so helpless as to be l
pitiable SO weak as to be almost miserable. Her great bla k '
stared at me when she opened them wide, but when she sat le ?**
back among the pillows they were always half closed rivimr h?
a dreamy appearance. Her tangled black curls were usually
dangling about her face in a most distracting fashion; her nose
was perfect, and her mouth must have been modeled after the
si ry-book ideals. And then that dimple just above the upper lip
on the left cheek-was there ever a more charming place for a
dimple? Her complexion was bewitching— exactly like the kind
you buy— but usually, yes, all the time, her hands' and face were
dirty. But .. T . '
1 loved her and
She loved me and
That was bliss."
Once, as she and I sat on the sofa, I thinking of the time when
I should be grown up and famous, possibly a president, or at least
a mayor, and she — well, she never thought of anything, she was
really very stupid. Suddenly a bright idea came to me.
"Marion," I cried, "Come with me. Come where we shall be
bored no longer by people who smile when I kiss you and who
nod approvingly when I leave you to take up a book. Come, let
us go where there is candy and ice cream, candy and ice cream, my
dear, and pie and cake, oh, yes ! Marion, coffee! You love coffee,
Marion smiled her approval. Marion was not given to words.
It took only a moment to tie on her little bonnet and for me to
get my big sun hat.
We hurried out of the door and out into the street, quite
unmindful of the fact that we were running away. We were going
somewhere ; we knew not where. We had gone two blocks ; I had
never gone so far alone before, and Marion was even less experi-
enced than I.
"Oh!" I shouted, "There's a train." But we waited for it to
pass just as big folks waited, and then went solemnly on into the
main street of the little city.
"Now," I whispered to my tiny sweetheart, "We will go to
Mr. John's candy store. He has asked me ever so many times to
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live with him and he'd just as soon you'd come too. Isn't it
grand?" And I held her a little closer to me. She had long
since grown tired and I was compelled to carry her.
"Here we are now. Wake up, dear," I told her as we entered
Mr. John seemed somewhat surprised when he found that we
had come to stay, hut made the best of it by first giving us ice-
cream and then candy. Marion was impolite enough to look as if
she would like a cup of coffee, but she did not get it. I felt sorry
for her, because I don't think it would have hurt her a bit; indeed
I know it would not, and it would have done me a great deal of
But we were very proud to be introduced as Mr. John's chil-
dren; we felt already that the confectionery store was ours.
Mother, in some unexplainable way, had found out where we
were and decided to let me stay until evening. Marion's mother
never worried about her. But long before evening Marion became
restless and wanted to go home. Mr. John had no paper dolls and
he had no games, not even tiddle-de-winks, and we couldn't eat
candy all the time. He was too busy to watch us when we played
and it grew tiresome just sitting down without even a cat to tie
ribbons on. Altogether it was a horrid place.
I spoke of taking Marion home, but Mr. John urged us s
strongly to stay that it was truly quite useless to think of going
un til_ W ell, until a man whom I liked ever so much— more than I
did Mr. John— came in.
"Say," he said (he always called everybody "Say"), "Do yon
happen to have a stray child here?" I thought it was horrid
him not to ask for Marion too, since she was the one who wai
to go home. I simply decided to take her home with me.
It seemed to me we went home ever so much slower than we
came. Marion was dreadfully heavy and she would nol *■«■
Finally we reached the house. Mother looked at us «W.*»
I spoke for us both, dropping Marion as I ran to get on MOtner
lap. . „ rt , n r
"Oh!" I cried, "You're nicer than Mr. John, or ice cream,
candy or cake— or anything else." . e
Next morning I had to paste Marion's wig on agaim
when she fell to the floor. Julia SWORD,
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A (Hijarartrr g>kp trl? nf Antra*
The hero of the Aeneid seems scarcely more, sometimes than
a tool in the hands of the gods, for it was at their command that
he left his home and wandered many years over land and sea
seeking the country foretold by the Fates. Aeneas was usually
spoken of as pius, that is, dutiful Aeneas; but he was also brave
in spirit and deed, as was shown by his valor on the night when
ancient Troy fell, by his return to Troy in search of Creusa, his
wife : by his behavior in shipwreck, and in other misfortune'; by
his brave, calm reply to Dido's passionate accusation and scorn.
Not only could Aeneas bear misfortune bravely, but he was strong
enough in mind also to press his troubles and cares deep down
into his courageous heart, so as to cheer his desponding allies and
followers and lessen their grief. After each disaster he encouraged
the men to be cheerful, because the gods would surely give them
the promised rest and quiet some time. His sympathetic nature
was evidenced when Dido was borne away fainting after her last
appeal to him in person. He was very sad and eager to ease her
mind and was unable to do so, because the gods had decreed other-
wise. He was ever a true and devout worshiper of the gods,
offering the proper sacrifice in the appointed way. Aeneas was a
good soldier, quick in mind and action, and an honest, upright
man. who subdued his own wishes and feelings to follow out the
order of the Immortals. He loved Dido and wished to remain
with her, but, since the Fates decreed differently, he bade her fare-
well and sailed off toward Italy, the promised land.
Margaret Munroe, '09
As you fasten them on, you swell with delight
For you think that none can come up to you, quite;
You start with a leap and land with a thud,
Alas ! for you fall in a pool of rich mud.
The stars that you see are many and big,
You decide that for skating you don't care a fig;
With pains in your head and aches in each bone,
You pick yourself up and go slowly home.
Floy Welch, '09
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jSemutisrettres of tljr iCiiiraru,
One morning a crowd of girls, mostly Caesar students, assem-
bled in the library to spend the first period in "study." Well. I
really think they did intend to study, but suddenly something very
funny happened which started them laughing and it was with great
difficulty that the librarian reduced them to silence. Several simi-
lar incidents occurred and the poor librarian was getting very cross
when in walked the Dean, calm and seemingly unsuspecting. It
was very amusing to see the change made by his presence Immedi-
ately everyone was deeply interested in her lessons. Some were
evidently trying to commit something, for they made their lips
move nervously; others sat scowling at an algebra problem or
some Latin translation, while one or two were writing ferociously
with a scratchy pen, all of which gave evidence of hard study.
The relieved librarian smiled in amusement as she took up her
book to have a few minutes of undisturbed study. I thought I saw
a twinkle in the Dean's eye as he glanced about on his way out of
the library, and he must have been proud to see so many unusually
Amber Wallace, i i
&0Uttta in % iHuair fall
As I was sitting in the Music Hall one day I stopped to listen
a minute. What a variety of sounds musical and discordant there
were' In the room behind me someone was playing a solemn
piece; a little farther on some girl was intently practice
Lovm Rag." Down at the end of the corridor a vo.o
the scale. The outside door opened and banged and *
up the steps and burst into the room where the popular *
b ing practiced. That energetic piece suddenly ^
and a very classical one was substituted. At die ^^
the corridor a foot was heard beating tune »**!*££ m e
pounded bv the owner of the foot. Bui then it , • >
£ go and I could no longer sit and !■*»££« ! %
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The teacher came into our room
And then with manner grand,
She stepped inside and looked around
And slightly waved her hand.
She said to Fritz — also to me —
That noise we soon should rue;
She promised us an awful fate,
She made a great to-do.
With drooping hearts we seized a book,
Our souls no longer gay,
She, with an unrelenting look,
Then turned and went away.
Marie Weyraucii, 'io
One dark and dismal morning long ago
The world was filled with rain and sleet and snow;
It seemed a very little thing to do,
Nor did we think our folly we should rue,
We only slept, unmindful of the bell;
We little thought it tolled our hearts' death knell.
The Principal came tripping down the hall,
And parted us forever: that is all.
Josephine Woost, '09
The book most blest — the book the best,
The book I choose from all the rest,
Is not a Hymn Book — O, how bad !
Is not a Prayer Book — O, how sad!
It's not a Shakespeare or a Burns,
A Botany of flowers and ferns
Nor is it blank — but if you'll look,
It is a nice, full pocket-book.
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Blra, 31 Am a ?nrt
She told me that she wished me to remain.
I stayed. My misery words can never frame.
She didn't scold but, Oh, her words brought fright
For punishment I rhyming lines must write.
Those lines must tell of mirth and tragic things,
Oh, how I wished then, that my thoughts had wings !
The thing is done! Observe the mirth, will you!
For tragedy please give me all that's due.
Florence Lougee, '08
A JUmnttoe mis
There was a young lady named Florence,
Who for rules had a special abhorrence :
The campus is small,
Yet for walks that is all,
For this erring young lady named Florence.
Said this erring young lady named Florence,
Who for rules had a special abhorrence :
"I want to go home,
Never more will I roam.
Tho' the Faculty tears flow in torrents."
A Bttonb plrjrim's frogren
(Grind has started out on a long journey to the lands of Honor
and Achievement, saying good-bye to his jesting ***»»* **
it, Don't Care, and Flip, who live in a very fcrte g£ £
Grind's road lies through a dull, gray country. He t jut
to return to his companions, when he sees coming toward
man, who shouts-) . r path
"What cheer, what cheer, good friend? And lie .
through this pleasant valley ?" ,;,,£
"Pleasant!" answered Grind bitterly, 1 was onl)
'"But the stranger spoke words of %»<«^^£
you see yonder those mountains of purple, w « Kn0W ledge.'
your journey will be ended, for in them lies the Cit 3
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"My name/' said he further, "is Prof; I am come from the
land oi Honor, beyond Achievement; my mission is to guide all
pilgrims to the mountains in the far distance. But, indeed, though
1 have helped many, yet despite my aid, as many are lost on the
Grind now looked closely at his companion, and perceived him
to be an old and wrinkled man, and one who wore an appearance
of deep learning, with spectacles fastened so firmly upon his nose
that they seemed to have grown there, and a folio in his right
hand. In his left he held a cord by which he led a tiny puppy. The
dog was indeed little and weak, but for all that he showed his
teeth and snapped unceasingly at Grind's heels*
Their way lay through a colorless plain, the vegetation of which
was only a rough, prickly brush.
Suddenly Prof roughly seized his companion's shoulder and
jerked him quickly backward. Grind looked up in anger, but, fol-
lowing Prof's pointing finger, saw before him a deep chasm, from
the bottom of which came faint groans.
*\\h !" said Prof in a deep whisper, "I have but saved you from
the Chasm of English Literature, into which many fall and perish
Meantime Grind observed a curious fact. The puppy, which
was so small at the beginning of the journey, had been growing
larger and longer,' and more fierce as his size increased; soon, to
Grind's great alarm, he was changed into a most ugly monster — a
dragon— which Grind recognized as the much-feared "Exams," a
creature of whom he had been warned by his companions in the
The dragon rushed forward ; Grind braced himself, and drew
his pen from his penholder, but the point was snapped in twain,
and Grind was left defenseless.
Very astonishing to hear, Prof, the companion who had seemed
to be so friendly, stood off from the fray smiling; nay, he even
applauded with excited words his faithful pet.
Grind, having been weakened by his many months of toil,
after only a slight resistance, was gobbled up into the cavernous
mouth of the monster; and the last Prof saw of his erstwhile
companion was a pair of shabby boots waving frantically in the
throat of the dragon. Winifred Seeger, 'ir
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Miss Tardy: Maidie, how many more times must I tell you to
throw your shoulders back !
Maidie (plaintively) : I've throwed 'em back as far as I can,
Miss Tardy, they're fastened to me.
Mrs. Simpson: Was trieben Sie denn eigentlich in der letzen
James: Ich weiss nicht was zu sagen.
Miss Votazv (to chorus) : Now I want all your eyes on this
Ellen (after Miss Morrison has stated a theorem for the nth
time) : O, my, that's so long!
Miss Morrison: You ought to have it in your head!
Ellen: Where is it?
Mrs. Simpson (to H. L. who is whispering) : Your neighbor
doesn't need any help, Harriett.
Harriett: No, Mrs. Simpson, but I do.
Venimus ad nostrum ludum,
Multae, pulchrae puellae ;
Omne tern pus est dedendum
Quamvis haec sit mox oblita
Tamen longc manebunt
Dierum qui acti sunt.
IONA BlCKELHAUPT, 10
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GJfjr Vattnrs (Source
The lecture course has been varied and interesting. Dr. Henson,
of Boston, entertained his audience and pointed a moral as well in
Ins lecture on "Grumblers." Mr. H. W. Thurston, Chief Probation
ficer of the Chicago Juvenile Court, explained the work done in
this modem department of judicial procedure. In the lecture on
the Russian Revolution, by Professor Samuel Harper, of the Uni-
versity of Chicago, the case of the Russian people was stated
impartially and clearly, giving the hearers a more sympathetic
understanding of the situation in Russia than is obtainable from
rather sensational press accounts. Professor Clark, of the Univer-
sity of Chicago, made even the time-worn Julius Caesar absorbing.
His reading as well as his talk the following day in chapel gave an
impetus for a more intelligent study of all literature.
The recitals so far this year have numbered ten, eight of which
were public. Mr. Liebling has visited us twice, appearing in
recital on both occasions. The first recital was given in October
and in this Mr. Liebling was assisted by the members of the music
faculty. The second, in January, was a most enjoyable inno-
vation as the programme was entirely of chamber music. Miss
Pickens, 'cellist, of Chicago, and Miss Sleight, our violin instructor,
assisted. The programme was most artistically rendered and
included the Mendelssohn Ruy Bias Overture, Beethoven Trio,
opus I, No. 3, and the Liebling Serenade. Mr. Albert Borroff,
basso, of Chicago, gave a very interesting song recital on Novem-
ber 25. Miss Florence Nelson played the accompaniments in a
most sympathetic manner. The series of recitals of national music
presented by the music faculty comprise seven programmes with
Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the Slavic Countries, England,
and America as the representative countries. They are preceded
by an informal explanation of the music of the country and its
development, and the programme is intended to present character-
istic compositions. The pupils' recital, on December 14, was made
up of numbers by the voice, violin, and piano departments and the
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department of expression. One very unusual feature was the sink-
ing of old English carols by the Academy chorus. Two informal
studio recitals have also been given by members of the music depart-
On February 8 the department of expression gave its annual
exhibition at the Opera House, presenting monologues and the
two amusing farces, "The Wrong Baby," and "The Lottery Ticket."
The social events which have seemed very numerous and inter-
esting this year began by two parties in honor of the new students:
the customary "Who's Who" Party held in West Hall parlors the
first Saturday evening, and the lantern party given on the follow-
ing Saturday by the Young Women's Christian Association.
Hollowe'en masquerade dance given by the Juniors offered peculiar
allurements by giving all an opportunity between dances to
different countries and receive national refreshments at each:
piemento sandwiches in Spain, scones in Scotland, dates and figs
in Persia, tea in Japan, and punch at all times in Germany. On
Thanksgiving evening the Seniors banished all thoughts of home-
sickness by gathering the school about the great fireplace in the
dining-room to see shadow pictures, hear ghost stories and tales
about the Pilgrims. With the memory of the long Thanksgi
tables decorated with smilax and red carnations, and the merry
impromptu rhyming toasts given by the different classes, each at a
table of its own, many said they had never spent a happier Thai
giving. Just now an alluring poster invites the school to the
fancy dress "Prom" given by the Seniors in honor of Washington's
These are the social events given for the whole school. W
tell about all that different ones have enjoyed would be bar*
luncheons given by the Domestic Science girls, the pwtjj?
which seem to come very often, the birthday spreads, the Y ■
C. A. teas, and the informal receptions given after concerts am
lectures by Mrs. McKce to the faculty. But such an impression o
gaiety does one have that it seems as if no recreation evening*
without some special feature planned for in advance and tap.
in thought long after.
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®ltf ffmtng Wtamsn'a GUjrtatimi Aaaorfattoti
This organization shows at present a degree of whole-hearted
act ivity which is gratifying- to those watching its progress.
Although changes had to be made in the administration in January,
the membership has steadily increased until now the fifty-four
enrolled include all but fourteen of the house pupils. Meetings
have been regularly attended, twenty in attendance being the least
number recorded, and very special interest has been shown in fur-
nishing the two rooms on the first floor of West Hall. In October
the Association was instrumental in bringing to the school Mrs.
Abbie Snell Burnell, the interesting lecturer on "India;" the first
of January twenty-five registered for a class in Old Testament
history led by Miss Bowman, and a little later a circle of seventeen
started to read aloud Monday afternoons The Vanguard, a tale of
Korean missions. At the Christmas party for the rooms, a pretty
soft brown rug, brown draperies, cushions for the long window-
seats, a tea set, two pictures, and $8.40 for more pictures and
cushions were welcome gifts. Later music was bought for the
piano. To raise more money for pictures the Association sells
light refreshments twice a week, to the delight of all the girls.
Dana Wilcox is president; other members of the cabinet are Ellen
Melendy, Inez Humbert, Amber Wallace, Josephine Woost, Mar-
garet Munroe, Harriet Leigh, Edna Bruce, and Eva Roberts,
Miss Votaw is counsellor for the prayer-meeting leaders; Miss
Lee, general advisory officer.
(Sip 3feruitg Ollub
This club has been making a study of Wm. Morris and the
Pre-Raphaelite painters. The many-sided genius of Morris was
a fruitful field for study for several weeks. Holman Hunt, Millais,
Rosetti, as poet and artist, Burne-Jones, and Watts have filled the
programmes during the winter.
3% 3L B. A. Btoraum Otlitb
The Diversion Club adopted a new method of procedure this
year— that of having a monthly meeting for the whole school
instead of departmental meetings, as formerly. These are held in
the Auditorium on the first Saturday evening of each month. A
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different committee is appointed to provide entertainment for each
meeting, and the results have been most satisfactory. Living pic-
tures, farces, a vaudeville programme, and a school paper, have
been features of the programmes.
President, Josephine Woost; Vice-President, Jeanne Bo-.
Secretary, Alta Sawyer
Oct. 3. Myrtle Lewis, Jeanne Boyd, Laura Wolz.
Nov. 7. Martha Green, Minnie Boetcher, Marie Weyrauch.
Dec. 5. Harriet Leigh, Agnes Blackmore, Hazel Hayden.
Jan. 9. Hazel Cooper, Lucile Cook, Ivy Caldwell.
Feb. 6. Helen Welsh, Eva Roberts, Norma Jones.
Mar. 6. Margaret Munroe, Alta Sawyer, Frances Roberts.
Apr. 10. Dana Wilcox, Hazel Smillie, Fonda Seeley.
May 1. Edna Bruce, Floy Welch, Genevieve Goodman.
The attractiveness of West Hall has been much increased this
year by the furnishing of rooms 6 and 7, on the ground floor, as
parlors, one for the students, the other for the faculty.
Y. W. C. A. rooms, adjoining, have also received many additions
which make them very homelike. One other room on this floor is
still empty and might well be added to the group of parlors it the
trustees or some generous friend would give the wherewithal
furnishings. The new electric clock in the first-floor con
possibly accounts for the promptness of West Hall girls at m« j
Alumnae who have roomed in Hathaway, and remember uk
wild scramble at 6:55 A.M., will rejoice with us that the
facilities on the second floor have been increased.
Dearborn boasts a new piano in Miss Knighfs studi
Tungsten lights throughout. The present system ot llghta
scarcely be improved. q
There have been many acquisitions in Metcali Hall.
room chairs no longer have to be carried surreptitiously m ^
room to another, for each room is now abundantly suppn ■ ^
equipment of the physics laboratory has been largely increase
TT^T^Ta^ces spume r quarterly
arc new maps m
the Latin room; new pictures in the office, history
lom and library; and Mr. Liebling's portrait adorns the chapel.
The library has been equipped with Library Bureau furniture; over
one hundred and fifty books have been added this year. A book
plate designed by Miss Bawden has been adopted for use in classi-
fication. A beautiful picture of a Pompeian wall painting and
busts of Lincoln and Shakespeare, given by Mrs. Hattie LePelley,
of Freeport, add to the attractiveness of the room. If the library
is somewhat less popular since the edict went forth "No visiting
and no magazines in study-hour," it is even more alluring- to dili-
We are looking forward to seeing our cherished automobile out
again after its winter banishment. It will probably continue to
break down at inopportune times, but even a breakdown has its
sunny side when it furnishes a pleasant morning walk and affords
an unassailable reason for failing to appear at eight-o'clock classes.
The smoke from the heating plant is still with us and continues
to scatter soot promiscuously when the wind is from the south;
but we have heard it rumored that the trustees are going to put in
a smoke consumer and we are hoping for better things-
Arrangements have recently been made whereby the girls go
for a fifteen-minute walk directly after breakfast The required
afternoon walk has been correspondingly shortened and the plan
seems to meet with general approval.
Under Mrs. Allen's kindly oversight the girls are increasing in
a knowledge of practical housekeeping as applied to their own
rooms. The honor roll for cleanliness and order at all times
includes Misses Cooper, Bruce, Humbert, Smillie, and Wilcox.
Others who deserve mention for neatness are Misses Boyd, Cald-
well, Eva and Frances Roberts, Seeley, Stenger, Weyrauch, Wolz,
Welsh, and the Misses Sawyer.
September 9, 1908. First Day of School.
September 12. Who's Who Party.
September 19. Y. W. C A. Lantern Party.
October 3. Diversion Club: Living Pictures,
October 4. Faculty Recital : Italian Music.
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October 15. Mrs. Abbie S. Burnell: "Life among High Caste
Women in India."
October 30. Recital : Emil Liebling, Chicago.
October 31. Hallowe'en Party.
November 1. Faculty Recital: German Music.
November 7. Diversion Club: "Bachelor Maids."
November 25. Recital : Air. Albert Borroff , Basso, Chicago.
November 26. Thanksgiving Day. Evening Entertainment by the
November 29. Faculty Recital: Austrian Music.
December 3-7. Visit of Miss Wheeler, state secretary Y. W. C. A.
December 5 and 12. School entertained by Mrs. Robert Campbell.
December 7. Luncheon by Domestic Science Class, Section I.
Reception for Miss Wheeler in Y. W. C. A. rooms.
December 9. Lecture: R S. Henson, D.D., Boston, "Grumbler-
December 14. Pupils' Recital.
December 16. Professor Clark, University of Chicago, "Julius
January 11, 1909. Luncheon by Domestic Science Class. Section II.
January 13. H. W. Thurston, Chicago: "The Juvenile Court/'
January 16. Diversion Club: "Vaudeville."
January 17. Faculty Recital: French Music.
January 20. Professor Samuel Harper, University of Chicago:
"The Russian Revolution."
January 22. Junior Pupils' Recital.
January 2.y. Recital: Emil Liebling, assisted by Miss Mary P
ens, Cellist, and Miss Isabel Sleight, Violinist.
February 6. Diversion Club: "A Bachelor's Reverie.'" and "The
February 8. Play by the Department of Expression.
February 13. Valentine Parties:
Seniors entertained by Miss Morrison.
Sophomores entertained by Miss Knight
Junior-Freshman Mock Wedding.
February 20. Junior Pupils' Recital.
February 22. Miss Bowman and Miss Hobson "At Home
Juniors and Freshmen.
February 27. Senior "Prom."
March 6. Diversion Club: F. S. A. Gazette.
Ig i_pR f ££E L JHIM_E R QUARTERLY
April 14- x °*-* M
K« flfcjtutriam- Ettttte (Gunk
Tnrilc Dorothy Cook enteral the Junior class at the Academj
, l! September 9, .ooS. She had not been strong Eo.
"It at once to the hospital, in her home town, lingered untU
- £ -ex), and quietly passed out into the Ufa where the mind
1 „ bt : free from the constraints of the body. She was loved
by all. The class and the school sent floral tokens to be hud upon
her grave, with sympathy and affection.
QJJjr family £>raitmi>
Miss Edna Ames, 'oo, is teaching in Tremont, 111.
Margaret McNeill Simpson, '02, is a teacher in Riverside. 111.
Miss Jessie Campbell, '07, is a Sophomore in Wellesley College.
Mrs. Nellie Graham George, '79, now resides in St. Paul, Minn.
Miss Eva Durham, '08, is teaching in the public school of Mt
Miss Lillian Clemmer, '82, is teaching in the public schools of
Miss Nellie Odbert, '08, is a member of the Freshman class of
Miss Edith Wherritt, '89, Mt. Carroll, is teaching china-painting
in Duluth, Minn.
Miss Edwina Myers, '08, has recently entered Drake Univer-
sity, Des Moines, la.
Irene Jones, '06, is pursuing a course of study in the hospital of
Iowa State University.
Lute Fraser, 'oi, is living in Wcwoka, Ok., and is busy with her
chosen work, journalism.
THE FRANCES SHIMER QUARTERLY
Miss Rose Demmon, '90, occupies an important position in the
public schools of Chicago.
Miss Nellie Foster, '97, now resides in Mt Pleasant, la., and
is teaching vocal music there.
Mrs. Minnie Fourt Betz, of Fort Totten, N. D., has a baby
girl, the first girl in the class of '95.
Miss Mary D. Miles, '95, residing in Mt Carroll, continues
University work by correspondence.
Mrs. Edith Weber Times, '99, is the wife of a physician and
they reside in Tama, la., her old home.
Mrs. Hazel Goldthorpe Eade writes from Elizabeth, 111., inquir-
ing of the prospect for the new quarterly.
3 Miss Lynne Waddell, '95, is now instructor in English in the
State Normal School, Shepherdstown, W. Va.
Miss Leona Cole, '00, visited in Mt. Carroll in the summer.
She now resides in Quincy, 111., with her sister.
Mrs. Alice Baldwin Webb, '00, formerly of Chicago, is now
settled in her new home at Kettle Falls, Wash.
Mrs. Edna Appleby Schultz. '97. now resides in Williams, la.
She has recommended the Academy to her friends.
Miss Jessie Capperune, '99. now Mrs. Bruce P. Stewart, n
happily located at 127 Maplewood Ave., Peoria, 111.
Miss Myrtle Frances Ballard, '95, was married to Mr. John
Ketcham, Chenoa, 111., in the summer, and resides there.
Miss Margaret Powell, of Chicago. '87, ™f' nends
Carroll in the summer, including Mrs. Jessie Hal Mdes.
Miss Genevieve Taylor, 08. has boon elected to fee Potion
instructor of music in the public school of W^
Miss Mary Payne. '05. is now m the I nivereity rft
She took the Associate degree at the I mversitv in _Oc*^
Miss Beth Hostetter, '02, is now ms^jctor in
French, and Dean of Women, at Central College, PeUa,
Miss Dorothy Langellier gently enjoyed a four
sojourn in California and returned much improv -
Miss Henrietta Benedict, 05. Ornaha, Neb hasbe^
since graduation in the State University oi Nebraska, at ^ ^
Miss Gertrude Williams, V* was "^Jj^J, Wash-
William Cushman Gilley, and now resides in Couic
7r a vazsJE^EJ™*^
f,nni Miss May Cole, '08, who
-^,0,,, interesting iet*rs - X; c „ ,, car McDonald, , Kan.
J , y „,-s res. «" - - at thc Ac adcmy m the
Sii Martha bgram. ^^'cLgo and has two children.
is „ ow rn.rr.ed and resides . els , u . hcrc , is with Mrs.
^r^l! S££S of her husband at Denver,
SXrZZ 'o 3 , in d, death
! °- , , n,« '00 is now instructor in history in the high
jrJssfi&»- Marion c Ha,,ett is in same
"*£ Mad« Myers Hislop, '84, is president of the Mount
itry and Frances Shimer Academy Assocahon, of
t>> S Mar, Xourse. '99. is an instrnctor in Wayland Academy
HangdU- China, and writes enthusiastically of her work and
^MfcEm Williams, '98, is now a student in the University of
Wisconsin. She writes expressing the hope that the quarterly may
Mrs. Mary Irvine Greenleaf, 'oo, is now teaching music in
Ardmore, Ok. She spent a few days with friends in Mt. Carroll
in the summer.
Miss Bessie Dodson, '02, was married in the fall to Mr. Clyde
M. Wolf. They reside in Mt. Carroll. Mr. Wolf is in the First
Mrs. Alice Briggs Duer, Denver, Colo., of the class of '69, paid
a brief visit to the Academy on her way to Wisconsin to see a sick
sister in the fall.
Mrs. Hazel Goff Morgan is living in Los Angeles, Cal. She
writes of frequently meeting Miss Blanche Emery, who is now
Mrs. Charles Barnell.
Mrs. Vera Mammen Gray, '02, writes from Hackensack, N. J.
She expresses much interest in the Academy and its work. Mrs
Gray has four children.
Misses Marietta Smith, Winifred Munroe, Ellen Fenling,
Hazel Evans, Lela Moore, all '08, are spending the year in study at
the University of Chicago.
T r. Earl Smith, who took a certificate in music with the class
THE FRANCES SHIMER QUARTERu
of 'oi, is now head of the department in piano in Grand IsfcmH
College, Grand Island, Neb. mJ
Miss Marion C. Hallett, '02, now has charge of the lunchroom
of the fine, large, new Lincoln High School in Seattle, Wash., with
twenty assistants under her.
Miss Martha Green, '07, is an instructor in the introductory
department in the Academy the current year, and finishes the
in the department of elocution
Harriet Shirk, '90, is the wife of Rodney Wells, city editor
of the Marshalltown, la., Herald. Mr. and Mrs. Wells 'ar,
proud parents of a son — Rodney, Jr.
Mrs. Gertrude Everington Moore, ? oo, resides in Minneapolis,
and writes favorably of the proposed organization of a Mount
Carroll Association in the Twin Cities.
Miss Ethel Roe Lindgren. '88, Chicago, with the assistance of
other musical friends, gave a delightful concert early in December
for the Chicago Association of students.
Miss Margaret Lawson, '94, is head of the Department of Vocal
Music, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, la. Miss Lawson is plan
to spend her spring vacation at Alma Mater.
Miss Virginia Dox, '75, now residing in Hartford. Conn., has
rendered large service in educational ways in past years for F
College in Kentucky, and Whitman College.
A card from Wolcott, N. Y., gives a view of the picturesque
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Hovey. Mrs. I
formerly the instructor in art in the Academy.
Mrs. Frederick Kilbourne (Ruth Estabrook), '89, recen
opened her charming home in Hyde Park. Chi
for the Chicago Association of Academy students.
Mrs. Clara White Robinson. 76. Springfield, HI- semis her
congratulations on the progress oi the Acadc:
desire for the publication of the quarterly magazine.
In addition to instructing a large private class of piano
Rapid City, S. D., Miss Edna Smith. '98, also finds ti
in U. S. Government school for Indians at that place.
.Mrs. Mary Calkins Chassell, Le Mars. la.. '84, >
the State Federation of Women's Clubs in Iowa, an.:
in club work. Her husband is a hanker in Le Mars.
Miss Gertrude Board, '07, is instructor in English in the
, Mexico, Ma, and » «" ,t " 1 ™"! M , v Beasley Adams.
M iss E. Elavia Wright, »J_ , rcc0 „tly. men-
niv .he addresses of «*«* Jj iw ,, thc Soutl ,
Mr. and Mrs. A^-"" 1 ' of Mrs . MacGregor s sister,
Sunday a. *e . - cm,. £«£ ',„ , iving in Davenport, la.
Norma. Mr- and to "j*^ home of Mr. and Mr,. Harry
A iiltk . son same to glaaaen i ^ remenl .
r . of xhoo.son, I.L, on **-£* >£ G
toed as Miss Ldl.c Qmck. who _attend« comme nded the
Miss E«a Pte,ner. 9 , of Fa ' ». so effectivelv
r^r-C^htren to enter school here in
^uSe' Dynrond, 'ol, Chicago, visited with Miss Sarah Mackay,
o, centh and renewed old friendship. Miss Mackay and Mass
Dv„,o„d were class.na.es in the University of Ilhno.s after leaving
Clara Ferrenberg, '96, is now the wife of Judge Durgan, of
Hastings. Neb. Her voice has lost none of its sweetness with the
years and her singing during a recent visit gave her friends an
Mrs. Bertha Lewis Crandall, Peekskill, N. Y., '92, writes that
she hopes to be able to attend the commencement exercises in Mt.
Carroll in June. She expresses a desire that the proposed quarterly
may be published soon.
Miss Fannie Carr, of Morris, 111., who was in the Academy in
1906, has sent several girls to the Academy since, although she
herself was unable to remain long. She writes expressing hope that
the magazine may soon be published.
Mrs. Elia Campbell Whitman, '85, who with her husband has
worked for many years on the field in China, is home on a furlough.
They are living at present in Burton, W
man have two children, Abbot and Zella.
iff:— it. . -, —
worked for many years on the field in China,
They are living at present in Burton, Wash. Mr. and Mrs Whit-
en have two children, Abbot and Zella.
Miss Marguerite J. Bemis, who spent the year of '06 at the
THE FRANCES SHIMER QUARTERLY
Academy, and now resides in Janesville, Wis., writes that in due
time it is possible that her sister may become a student her-
Bemis has spent several winters in the South.
Mrs. Mary Van Vechten Pinckney, '82, is living in Chicago at
the Del Praclo Hotel. Her husband, M. W. Pinckney, Judge oi
Circuit Court, Chicago, is this year performing the laborious and
absorbing duties of Judge of the Juvenile Court.
Miss Martha Powell, of Sutherland, la., '75, was one of
earliest to request that the magazine should be published and to
hope that it may have a large circulation. Miss Powell's health is
not good, but her interest in good things is abundant.
Miss Louise Stevens, '06, has been in the University of Chicago
most of the time since graduation. She was one of the p
movers in the original publication, "The Echoes of the Pi:
She expresses much interest in the proposed quarterly.
Mrs. Jean Hughes Plambeck, '87, now resides in Fremont. Neb.
She is active in musical circles there, and her daughter, witi
other friends, is now in the Academy, largely through die good
account of the work of the institution given by Mrs. Plambeck.
Miss Vilona C. Brownlee, '93, is now instructor in vocal
in Creal Springs College. Creal Springs, 111. In a recent letter
Miss Brownlee gave information concerning the whereaboi
Mrs. Lillian Hittle Bergtold. who now resides in Duluth,
Miss Elizabeth Indue, >8. is spending the winter in Di
Minn, with her niece. Mrs. Adaline Hostetter Bjorkquist, 01 tfte
Class of '99. M>s. Bjorkquist. with her husband an
Harriet, visited friends in Mt. Carroll and vicinity in
Miss Mary Nycum, 02, after completing a course ol
the Boston School of Domestic Science, wa cted to the po
of dietician in the city hospital of Wheeling. W.
lectures three times a week before the nurses training cla*
The Santa Fe New Mexican of recent da* ainsan
of the work of Mr. Edward C Wade Jr . projn«
attorney of that city, whose name >s mentioned •/" £ ^
State Commissioner of Emigration. Mr. Wad< us the
Miss Avis Hall, '03. , • , wr it«
Mrs. Harriet Hersey Higgins
long and enthusiastic letter concerning the proposed quart
TH E F R A N C E S S H IMF. K O U A R T ERLY
. 1,.^ icepf a class letter in circulation since [902. She- would
like to have information concerning all the old girls. Mrs. Hig-
rinson now has two children.
Mrs. l-'tla Wood Cove, "8l, niece of Mrs. Shimer, whose daugh-
ter Frances, spent three years in the Academy, now resides in
Richland, Mo. She has expressed much interest in the forthcoming
quarterly. I lor daughter. Frances, was recently occupying a good
position in an office in St. Louis.
Mrs. Rena Eckern Melgaard, 'oo, of Thief River Falls, Minn.,
sends us interesting information concerning old pupils and gives
the addresses of some members of her class of whom the Academy
had lost track. Mrs. Melgaard is the wife of a banker and the
happy mother of two fine children.
Mrs. Lillian llamblin Garst, '81, with her husband, both of
whom are musicians of prominence in Chicago at the present time,
are to give a recital in the auditorium of the Academy on April
14. Their visit is expected with much pleasure, especially on the
part of old friends and students of the school.
Mr. and Mrs. George Day Eddy, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago,
announce the marriage of their daughter, Hazel, to Mr. John
Butler Utley on the evening of Saturday, the sixth of February.
Hazel was attended by her sister Harriett, a bride of last June.
Both will be remembered by many friends at the Academy.
It is an interesting fact that three of the four members of the
first graduating class in 1862 are still living, and their names and
addresses are as follows: Mrs. Mary Alison Jenks. 1619 P. St.,
Sacramento, Cal. ; Mrs. Anna Mary Bigger Howard. Jefferson, la..
and Miss Sophia Town, 1225 Van Buren St., Tokeka, Kan.
Mrs. Elva Calkins Briggs, "Si, resides in St. Paul and has
expressed a desire that an effort should be made to have a Mt.
Carroll Association in the Twin Cities. A list of twenty-five or
more old students of the Seminary and Academy residing within
reach of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been sent to her. and it is
hoped that something may come of this effort.
Mrs. Winona Branch Sawyer, Lincoln, Neb., one of the execu-
tors of the estate of Mrs. Shimer, who graduated in '71, and doubt-
less has in her possession complete files of all "Oreads' published
in Seminary times, writes hoping that the proposed quarterly may
THE FRANCES SHIMER QUARTER'
find much support amongst the old pupils. Mr. and Mrs. Sav
contemplate a trip to Europe in the summer.
Miss Mabel Mershon, who did work with Mrs. Hazzen anH
other vocal teachers in the Academy in recent years, is now insfc
tor of music and drawing in the public schools of Portland, Ini
She trained the chorus and the members of the high-school orches-
tra for a public exhibition recently given in the auditorium of the
town which was a great success, largely due to her work.
In the week of February 20 the executors of Mrs. Shi
estate, Mrs. Isabel D. Hazzen, Mrs. Winona Branch Sawyer, and
Mrs. Jessie Hall Miles were together at the home of Mrs. Sai
in Lincoln, Neb., considering business in connection with M;>.
Shimers estate. Mrs. Hazzen has been in the neighborhood oi
Lincoln during the winter, and it is hoped that on her way East
in the spring, she may visit the Academy.
Mrs. C M. Gregory Lansing, who will be remembered by many
former students as one of the founders of the school in 185
living in Minneapolis. In June, 1907, Mrs. Lansing spent com-
mencement week at the Academy much to the delight of many
friends and former pupils. Though past eighty years of age Mrs.
Lansing still enjoys very good health. She recently made a
to her former home in New York State. The Academy is indebted
to Mrs. Lansing for an encyclopedia contributed to the library.
Miss Abbie Wilson, '03-4, of Morris, 111., visited during
summer at the homes of Eileen Corland, in Sioux Falls. S. D
Hazel Prom in Milton, N. D„ where she met Gertrude Bca
also a former schoolmate in the Academy. A long letter telling
her trip gives much news concerning old students— Blanche
is married and lives in California; Mrs. Beth Collins Miller a
proud mother of a daughter, born the day before Hunk
Mrs. Miller is living in Austin. 111., and has as a near
Mabel Ryan, her room-mate at F. S. A.
T H E y R A NCES SHIMER QUARTERLY
$tut»ntts of t\)s Araitettty to ffflarrlj 1, 13D9
Zella Corbett, '08
F Green President Ikanne M. Boyd, Vice-President
PvTauce'Robert's, Secretary Helen M Welsh, Tourer
Miss Morrison, Counsellor
Teanne Margaret Boyd
VvmUEL T A M ES Ca M PBELL
Eva Independence Durham
Geneva Mae Eacker
Martha Florence Green
Harriett Munn Leigh
Makjorie Justine Leigh
Myrtle Louise Lewis
Hazel Cooper, President
Laura A. Wolz, Sec. and Treas.
Harriett M. Baird
Mabel Iona Bickelhaupt
Edna Vida Bruce
Florence Catherine Cline
Hazel Mae Cooper
Zella Catherine Corbett
Mabel Maud Dougherty
Mary Dell Harnish
Hazel Hayden, President Norma Jones, ^^ cnt
Frances Roberts, Sec. and Treas. Miss Knight, Counsellor
Virginia Hazel Bell Hayden
Inez Madaline Humbert
Norma Rachel Jones
Harriet Janette Melrose
Zella Athena Petty
Eva Alice Roberts
Edith Zoletta Sawyer
Alta Minerva Sawyer
Fonda Frances Seeley
Floy Edith Welch
Helen Marian Welsh
Josephine Rose Woost
Julia C. Sword, Vice-President
"Miss Bowman, Counsellor
Babette A. Samelson"
Eva Caroline Sawyer
Hazel Gay Smillie
Julia Cecil Sword
Fern Harriett Waffle
Marie A. J. Weyrauch
Laura Ada Wolz
Mary B. Young
Floy Laurine Browning
Winifred May Bush
Ivy Isabel Caldwell
Fern Grace Farrell
Mildred Whiting Keyt
Madge Carol Lowrey
Ellen Matilda Melendy
Floy Grace Orr
Beulah Lois Petty
Frances Little Roberts
Winifred Velura Seeger
Mary Alice Simpson
THE FRANCES SHIMER QU A RTERLy
Dorothy Carleton Trask
Amber Gertrude Wallace
Minnie L. L Whitford
Gladys Sarah Wikoff
Genevieve S. Goodman, President Ruby Allen, Vice-President
Dorothy Wright, Secretary Lela B. Carpenter, Treasure*
Miss Hobson, Counsellor
Beulah M. Bartlett
Rhea Schafer Berg
Lucie Lee Biggart
Lela Belle Carpenter
Grace Ernestine Eberts
Belva Eliza Gillespie
Nona Edith George
Hazel Joyce Gibbons
Suzanne Genevieve Goodman-
Ethel Mae How lett
Frederique C Stenger
Emma M. Slade
Mary Lois Travers
Elizabeth Jones, President Jessie I. Beers, Vice-President
Bertha Adams, Secretary Gertrude Kellogg, Treasu
Miss Lee, Counsellor
Bertha Genevieve Adams Pauline Kellogg
Jessie L Beers Mamie Keim
Helen Louise Hurley Dorothy Miles
Juddie Elizabeth Jones Jeannette Mary Patterson
Gertrude Jennette Kellogg
Jessie May Brink
Helen Marie Craig
Virginia Lena Craig
Edna Ellen Gouker
Ida May Hart man
abel Fern Kinney
Maud Lillian Ludwick
Mary Winifred McElin
Edna May Pete
Helen M. Reid
Elva Belle Srn
Verna Aleen \ k*s
Lucy G Wimme*
Melissa Pearl Wood
Total pupils to March 9, 119.